Wednesday, March 20, 2013

HealthCare Reform - Where Does it Start?

I saw a picture quote on FB this morning that really jumped out at me. It makes so much sense! --

"True healthcare reform starts in your kitchen, not in Washington. - Anon"

 First let's define reform - to put or change into an improved form or condition, to amend or improve by change of form or removal of faults or abuses, to put an end to "an evil" by enforcing or introducing a better method or course of action.

I honestly believe that healthcare costs wouldn't be so high or so needed if people took better care of their bodies. One of the easiest ways to take care of your body is to watch what you put into it! The correlation between what we eat and the diseases we (as people) have are astounding. Let's use children as an example.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Getting Healthy - I'm on my way!!!

One of my New Year's Resolutions this year was to get healthier. Some of my readers may remember me writing about my thyroid problem before. It has really made losing weight hard. During my husbands 4th deployment I had lost some weight but then my medication was "off" and I gained about 20lbs in 2months. Very discouraging!!

I have decided that this year, I WILL NOT let myself get discouraged. No matter what is thrown at me, I WILL push through and keep going. One thing I have noticed with all my reading on weight loss, exercise, healthy eating and the fad diets (which I do not recommend) is that you have to be consistent! I use to find any and every excuse to not exercise. When I had my my breast reduction my last excuse went out the window. I do something EVERY day, even if it is just going for a walk.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

A Soldier ---

I found this poem on the web and had to share!

A Soldier

There is discipline in a soldier
you can see it when he walks,
There is honor in a soldier
you hear it when he talks.
There is courage in a soldier
you can see it in his eyes,
There is loyalty in a soldier
that he will not compromise.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

"Hero Highlights" by Kevin E. Lake - First Sergeant Humphrey

Kevin E. Lake is an Iraq War veteran and an author. On his Facebook Page - Kevin E. Lake - he shares stories he has started calling "Hero Highlights". I have shared a few on my army wives page and Kevin has been kind enough to let me share them on my blog... 

The first "Hero Highlight" I will share from Kevin E. Lake's Facebook Page is about First Sgt. Humphrey ---

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" In my novel, "Off Switch," which addresses both P.T.S.D. among soldiers and veterans and the pandemic suicide rate that is FINALLY getting more attention in the media, I address two issues in particular which are leading to the staggering rate of suicide among our heroes, currently reported as 22 each day, though those numbers would be much higher if the D.O.D. actually included the Army Reservists and National Guardsmen who commit suicide in their count as well. These two main culprits I address are severe substance abuse (mismanagement of medication the VA and Army hospitals call it) and toxic leadership. 

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Pink Zebra *Product Review*

 First, I'd love to thank Mrs. Mary Grosh for asking me to do a review and sending me some "sprinkles" to try out. I asked Mary to tell me a little bit about herself and why she started selling "Pink Zebra" and this is what she told me -

"I'm a military spouse with 2 girls, 6 and 2. I started selling it because I fell in love with the products immediately. I really love how our company gives back to the community by donating 1 day of daycare to single moms in need for every $500 in party sales. I stand behind our products 100% and I use them on a daily basis. I love sharing it and seeing how other people love it as much as I do!"